Is Big Brother Watching? Today, the Kansas City newspaper ran an article about the University of Missouri requiring students to be tracked by their mobile phones in order to monitor class attendance.
Here's a link to the article: https://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article239596003.html Sounds like it leverages devices in classrooms and an app that checks in when they're within range of the device. Also that it is "opt-i... Read more »
It was suggested that I should answer my own question. That said, my New Year’s resolution for 2020 is to listen bett... Read more »
Working with IT Pack Members, we sometimes discuss vendor partnerships and what helps make them successful. What you think about starting a new channel to talk about the companies we are using?
Thank you for the feedback thus far. I do agree that not every company may take the "partner" approach that I would endor... Read more »
My experience has been mixed based on current infrastructure, budget, staffing, etc. Generally, it was quicker and cheaper to stand up a cloud-based solution to get started on a new proje... Read more »
Before anyone goes out and spends a dime on a product to prevent ransomware they need to make sure they are doing all the basics and fundamentals. I dealt with 100s of victims and none of them had clean hygie... Read more »
As a church, digging into Google Analytics, are there data/sites the provide industry standards for your website.
Hi Carla, You may not be able to easily do such comparisons but you could get an idea of competition from some websites. One such site is https://www.alexa.c... Read more »
When working with the various departments and business units, how do you decide which projects take priority for the year for the company overall?
Hi Kelly, Historically we have had our users prioritize their backlogs within their business divisions and bring them forward. We then had a show and share and prioritization across the enterpri... Read more »
What would you do if you found out your data has been encrypted by Ransomware? Should you consider paying the ransom to the bad guys? Do you have a plan in place?
I was just in an excellent presentation at the Siouxland IT Symposium by Greg Rosenberg on Today's Threat Landscape in which he mentioned that one of the main drivers of companies opting to pay the ransoms is cyber security insurance! It's actually creating a vicious cycle.
We have a formal department right now (one leader and 2 or 3 analysts). They report through General Counsel and dotted line to Enterprise Ri... Read more »
How do you help the CEO get comfortable with the company IT spend? What do you do different when larger items need to be discussed and funded?
Some great feedback from members on this topic. A common theme rises on the importance of having a define technology strategy along with a consistent message to Executiv... Read more »
Great question. And if your organization is not keeping up with security such as 2FA, shame on y... Read more »
Great question from Scott and a great reminder that every organization needs to be prepared for this situation. While larger organization have security, communications and compliance positions, many smaller companies do n... Read more »
Hello IT Pack Members! I want to know if you have a formal mentor in your professional relationship? If so, how has that relationship helped your career and your ability to grow professionally?
I have had a mentor for about two years now. To engage, I reached out and we had an initial meeti... Read more »